Debbe Kennedy achieves early successes and builds momentum for safer highway crossings

Think that the speeds limits along Highway are sort of crazy the way they go up and down, the way cars are allowed to race through populated areas? Do you think the signs attempting to guide drivers are poorly placed if they exist at all?

Debbe Kennedy lives along Highway One in Montara and has had ample opportunity to ponder the problem. Last year she came before the Midcoast Community Council and asked questions about who was in charge of the signs and speed limits. She raised the issue of safe crossings in the “shooting gallery” area of Moss Beach. Wednesday she came back to report on her successes.

Kennedy offers a model of community activism that is slightly different from the Midcoast norm which tends toward confrontation.

“The thing that I learned from this…I wasn’t very effective at it for a very long time because I didn’t know what to do and in the end what I would have to say is that it really is this collaborative effort…”

See also Greg Thomas’ February 10th article in the Half Moon Bay Review profiling Kennedy’s efforts.

Video by Darin Boville

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